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Old 11-06-2011, 07:59 AM   #1
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RALink RT3090 wireless card not working on new MS-1242-ID1 (Wind12 U200)


I just bought a MS-1242-ID1 (Wind12 U200) with the Debian (squeeze) installed on it. It has an RALink RT3090 wireless card, but the card does not seem to work with Debian. I have found the driver and firmware on the manufacturer's website (http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_supp...ort.php?sn=501), but have no idea how to install it. I would be grateful for any assistance than can be offered. Thank you.
 
Old 11-13-2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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Get these two:
http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_supp...e.php?sn=5015#
http://www.ralinktech.com/en/04_supp...e.php?sn=5029#

Extract 2010_1217_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO.zip and open a terminal in the extracted directory. Run:

Code:
make
su
make install
Now extract RT2860_Firmware_V26.zip and copy 'rt2860.bin' into '/lib/firmware' so it will end up at '/lib/firmware/rt2860.bin'.

Restart.
 
Old 11-13-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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That didn't seem to work.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:11 AM   #4
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Where did it fail ?
 
Old 11-14-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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This is what I got:

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jeremy@jldicicco-notebook:~$ dir
20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Public RT2860_Firmware_V26 Templates Videos
jeremy@jldicicco-notebook:~$ cd 20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO
jeremy@jldicicco-notebook:~/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO$ make
make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: gcc: Command not found
make[1]: *** [all] Error 127
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools'
make: *** [build_tools] Error 2
jeremy@jldicicco-notebook:~/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO$ su
Password:
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# make install
make -C /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux -f Makefile.6 install
mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless': File exists
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux'
rm -rf /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
cp /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/RT2860STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/.
install -d /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install -m 644 -c rt3090sta.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install: cannot stat `rt3090sta.ko': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux'
make: *** [install] Error 2
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# cd /home/jeremy/
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy# dir
20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Public RT2860_Firmware_V26 Templates Videos
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy# cd RT2860_Firmware_V26
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/RT2860_Firmware_V26# cp rt2860.bin /lib/firmware
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/RT2860_Firmware_V26#
 
Old 11-17-2011, 12:51 PM   #6
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Ok, you need to install development tools, for example, you are missing gcc (C compiler).
 
Old 11-18-2011, 01:49 AM   #7
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This is what I got after installing gcc:
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oot@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy# cd 20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# make
make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools'
/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools/bin2h
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/build SUBDIRS=/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# su
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# make install
make -C /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux -f Makefile.6 install
mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless': File exists
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux'
rm -rf /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
cp /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/RT2860STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/.
install -d /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install -m 644 -c rt3090sta.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install: cannot stat `rt3090sta.ko': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux'
make: *** [install] Error 2
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# cd /home/jeremy/
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy# dir
20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Public RT2860_Firmware_V26 Templates Videos
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy# cd RT2860_Firmware_V26
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/RT2860_Firmware_V26# cp rt2860.bin /lib/firmware/rt2860.bin
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/RT2860_Firmware_V26#
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Last edited by jldicicco; 11-18-2011 at 01:53 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #8
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I installed gcc. This is what I got:

Quote:
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# makemake -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools'
/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/tools/bin2h
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/build SUBDIRS=/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# su
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO# make install
make -C /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux -f Makefile.6 install
mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless': File exists
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux'
rm -rf /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
mkdir /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA
cp /home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/RT2860STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/.
install -d /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install -m 644 -c rt3090sta.ko /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
install: cannot stat `rt3090sta.ko': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO/os/linux'
make: *** [install] Error 2
root@jldicicco-notebook:/home/jeremy/20101216_RT3090_LinuxSTA_V2.4.0.4_WiFiBTCombo_DPO#
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Last edited by jldicicco; 11-24-2011 at 07:37 PM.
 
Old 11-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #9
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i have had some problems getting my Ralink wireless card to work on my COMPAQ notebook, since it's newer hardware Linux kernel that came by default with most distros don't have the modules in it for use even if you did install the firmware it won't work. what you do is find your wireless chipset sometimes the firmware it needs by issuing the command
Code:
lspci
it takes a few minutes but look for your wireless card but you can direct it into a text file with the >> command like so
Code:
lspci >> /home/user/Desktop/lspci.txt
so depending on your distro will be the way you will have to install the new kernel. sometimes the right way to install them will be in the repos (ubuntu, debian, fedora and opensuse) but for others your going to have to compile it from source which is more time consuming heres the site where you can download the latest stable kernel

http://kernel.org

good luck
 
Old 12-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #10
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SO far, nothing has worked and I keep getting the message on the GUI "Wireless is disabled by hardware switch." This is crazy-making! Any more ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone so far for their recommendations.
 
  


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